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SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

Hello readers, today on the blog is, “SWEET ORANGE VINAIGRETTE”
The word Vinaigrette is made by mixing an oil with something acidic such as vinegar or lemon juice. The mixture can be enhanced with salt, herbs and/or spices. It is commonly used as a salad dressing, but can also be used as a marinade.

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Naija Foodie Update

FOODIE UPDATE (9 SIGNS YOUR BODY MIGHT BE ALCOHOL INTOLERANT)

• Everyone reacts differently to alcohol.
• If you’re someone who has reactions after one or two drinks, you may actually be alcohol intolerant.
• Intolerant reactions can include a runny nose, nausea, hives, and low blood pressure.

Getting sick from alcohol can happen if you drink too much, but if you’re someone who has severe reactions after one or two drinks, you may actually be intolerant.
Symptoms vary from person to person, but there are some clear signs your body is intolerant to alcohol that you need to know
about.

It’s important to pinpoint an alcohol intolerance, as it can have some severe longterm effects over time. “First, it’s important to note that it has nothing to do with alcoholism or addiction,” says Dr. Russell Surasky in a phone interview. “It instead has to do with an individual’s genetic makeup.

Some people are born with a deficiency of the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) or the enzyme isn’t functional. When it’s not working properly and you drink alcohol, you get a buildup of acetaldehyde, and it’s this buildup that causes symptoms.”

It’s also important to note that alcohol intolerance is different than an alcohol allergy, as the latter is much more serious, according to Healthline. Someone with an alcohol allergy has a reaction to an allergen in alcohol, such as barley, hops, yeast, etc.,
and these reactions can include stomach cramps, difficulty breathing, and even collapse.

If you and alcohol frequently don’t mix well, you might want to consider these nine signs that your body could be intolerant to
alcohol.
1. Runny Nose
A stuffed or runny nose is one of the most common symptoms of an alcohol intolerance, according to Mayo Clinic. Nasal congestion is the result of inflammation in the sinus cavity, according to Livestrong.

“This is also due to high levels of histamine found in alcoholic beverages, especially wine
and beer,” says Dr. Christopher Calapai over email.

2. Flushed Face
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Skin flushing is another extremely common symptom of an intolerance. “The speculation
on this is that it’s caused by a rise in blood pressure due to the ALDH2 gene deficiency,” says Calapai. “When the body can’t break down acetaldehyde, that redness appears on the face and sometimes throughout the
body.”

3. Hives
An alcohol intolerance can lead to warm, itchy bumps on the skin, also known as hives. This again is a result of a ALDH2 deficiency, but it can also be from histamines in your drink or allergies to specific ingredients, according to Everyday
Health.

4. Nausea
It’s no surprise that alcohol intolerance can lead to feelings of nausea. “This is attributed to an increase in stomach acid which
irritates the esophagus, intestines, and stomach,” says Calapai.

5. Vomiting
Along with nausea, vomiting can occur as well. Vomiting is also a sign of drinking too much, but if you feel that you immediately
throw up from very few drinks, it’s likely a sign of an intolerance.

6. Diarrhea
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“This is common even for those who are not alcohol intolerant, but for those who are, it’s more severe and comes on quicker,” says Calapai. “When alcohol is consumed it affects how water is absorbed in the large intestine
leading to more fluid and quicker stool passage.”

7. Fast Heart Beat
“An alcohol intolerance can cause
tachycardia, or a fast heart beat,” says Surasky. A fast heart rate can also be a sign of a greater alcohol allergy, according to Livestrong, so if you experiencing a racing heart after drinking, it’s best to go see a
doctor.

8. Worsening Of Asthma
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An alcohol intolerance can cause worsening of respiratory issues, says Surasky. “If you have asthma, you can have asthmatic reaction at that moment,” he says.

9. Low Blood Pressure
It’s not something you might be able to tell on your own, but an alcohol intolerance can cause a drop in blood pressure after drinking, according to Mayo Clinic. Some indicators that your blood pressure has dropped include dizziness, lack of concentration, fatigue, rapid shallow breathing, and more.

When in doubt, it’s best to cut back on the alcohol, but also be sure to see a doctor, who can help you come up with the correct
diagnosis.

Foodie Update

FOODIE NAIJA UPDATE (MODERNITY AND DIABETES 2)

Consumption of
sugar sweetened drinks are not only associated with progressive increase in weight but also with the development of Type 2 diabetes. Drinks in this category include
soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports
drinks, energy waters, sweetened tea, cordials, squashes and lemonade.

Scientific research has shown that those who drink at least one sugar sweetened drink a day have a greater risk of developing diabetes than individuals who
drink less than one such drink in a month.

Fructose which is present in large amounts in these drinks is known to promote accumulation of fat
inside the abdomen which has significant untoward effects on health and general wellbeing.

Fat accumulation in the abdomen is known to significantly reduce
the effectiveness of insulin in keeping the blood sugar level within normal range, thus greatly increasing the propensity for
developing diabetes and other diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. Millions of Africans; both young and the young at heart currently indulge in the habit of consumption of these drinks. These drinks are ubiquitous; from Cape to Cairo, mansion to mud huts.

They are sweet and quite very affordable, but the price that may be paid years later is quite a
heavy one. It is said that these drinks were once thought to be an innocent source of refreshment, but science has proven this to have been a costly misconception.
The world over, consumption of
sugar sweetened beverages has been on the increase and it is be­lieved to be one of the reasons why many more individuals are
becoming overweight and obese.

Consumption of any such drink after a meal further places the insulin producing cells in the pancreas under further stress in that they need to increase their output of insulin to combat the increased load of calories. Intake of these drinks is known to promote weight gain because
of their high added sugar content.

They also have a low
satiety potential in that after individuals have taken such
drinks, they still will take their usual quantity of food not taking into cognizance the earlier calorie consumed in the sugary drink.

It should be known that the average can of soft drink sold in
the United States contains the
equivalent of ten teaspoons of
table sugar!
This fact has been corroborated
by Bakari and Onyemelukwe;
Nigerian researchers who posited in their paper titled “ Simple sugar and caloric contents of soft drinks in Nigeria” that Nigerian soft drinks they analysed contains significant amount of refined sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose.

They also posited that during periods of aggressive promotion by the marketing companies of such drinks, increases in drinking occur as promises of rich rewards are made to the population.

Part of their submission was that
high intake of soft and malt drinks may lead to and aggravate
obesity, a known risk factor for diabetes, hypertension and other non communicable diseases. The effect of intake of sugar sweetened beverages is more in women.

A scientific study that followed up for more than eight years women who drank one or more than sugar sweetened drink per day concluded that they have a greater risk of developing diabetes.“Diet” soft drinks may be a viable though controversial
alternative.

From the foregoing, it is not only imperative but wise for individuals to greatly limit their
intake of sugar sweetened beverages and drink water instead in order to reduce the risk of becoming fat and de­veloping diabetes and diseases of the heart. An ounce of prevention, it is said, is worth more than a pound of cure.

The drive in Western countries to replace conventional soft drinks with sugar free alternatives
ought to be emulated in Africa.

Foodie Naija Update

GROUP PLANS FOOD & DRINKS FESTIVAL

An eleven-day festival is being
muted to promote and market the
development of agriculture and
tourism in the nation’s economic
rejuvenation.

Organisers said the festival tagged, All African Food, Drinks,
Beverages, Machineries and Allied Products Festival (Afrifood &
Drinks Fest) is an economy rejuvenating.

The coordinator and initiator of the project, Mr. Segun Ola- Oyedeji, told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the project would widen the scope of investment opportunities in
the new dispensation.
He said an agreement has been reached with the federal
government through the relevant ministries and agencies for the success of the
festival.

He said the festival will attract tourists from all walks of life into Nigeria and other neighbouring
African countries.
“At the festival, new drink and food products will be launched and a
large scale production are made
for the food and drinks products in
the competitive drinks and food
markets world-wide,” he said.
He said would hold between September 24 and October 4.